Baseball Dominates Southern Illinois, 13-1
April 20, 2010
By Brett Maikowski
CARBONDALE, Ill. - Led by 16 hits, Southeast (22-14) completely shut down Southern Illinois (16-21), 13-1, today at Abe Martin Field. Nick Thomas (5-0) led the way with a quality start of six scoreless innings.
The Redhawks took the first lead of the game after Casey Jones hit an RBI single down the right field line, bringing in Kenton Parmley, who also singled to open up the game. Louie Haseltine built on the lead with an RBI single of his own to center field, bringing Michael Adamson across the plate.
Southeast broke the game open with a three-run fourth inning. The Redhawks continued their small play with three singles and a walk to compile a 5-0 lead. Parmley brought in one, while Jones picked up his second and third RBI of the game with a hard hit ball through the right side.
The offense kept firing for the Redhawks, as they put up another three runs in the sixth to take an 8-0 lead. Four singles and another costly error on the Salukis contributed to the cause. Jim Klocke brought in his first RBI of the day, while Jones notched his fifth RBI of the day, marking the second time this season Jones has brought in as many runs against the Salukis.
On the mound, Thomas was nearly flawless as he tossed six full innings without allowing a run and only giving up four hits. Thomas struck out a season-high six batters.
Andrew Bever (1-2) picked up the loss today after allowing two runs on five hits in three innings of work.
In their largest inning of the day, Southeast brought home four runs. Parmley brought in his second run of the game with a sacrifice fly to center field, while Klocke hit a three-run homer over the right field wall. Klocke's blast was the first extra base hit of the game for the Redhawks.
The Salukis broke the shut out in the eighth after Jacob Wente walked in the run. Wente threw three walks and allowed one hit in the inning.
Jones answered with one final run in the ninth to finish the scoring for the game. The RBI gave Jones his career-high sixth for the day.
Southeast will return to Cape tomorrow for a recently added game against Harris-Stowe. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at Capaha Field